The journal of the National Cancer Institute published a study in October of 2022 that found an increased risk of uterine cancer in women who use certain chemical hair relaxers and straighteners. When used on the hair, toxic chemicals can be absorbed through the scalp, causing adverse health problems. Chemical relaxers are also known to burn the skin, making it easier for toxins to be absorbed.
Relaxers are made of chemicals that counteract the natural chemical makeup of curly hair. Sodium hydroxide or “lye” is the most hazardous ingredient. Additional chemicals, such as DEHP, used in the hair relaxers have also been found to be toxic.
While many women have utilized hair relaxers to obtain the hair style of their choices, an adverse number of black women are affected by the use of toxic hair relaxers. If you or a loved one has used any of the following products and been diagnosed with any of the following health problems you may be entitled to compensation.
If you have been Diagnosied with any of the following conditions, please contact our office for a free consultation
Uterine Cancer / Endometrial Cancer
Uterine Fibroids That have led to a Myomectomy or Hysterectomy
Products Containing Endocrine Disruting Chemicals:
Endocrine disruptors, sometimes also referred to as hormonally active agents, endocrine disrupting chemicals, or endocrine disrupting compounds are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine or hormonal systems. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Endocrine disruptors "interfere with the synthesis, secretion, transport, binding, action, or elimination of natural hormones in the body that are responsible for development, behavior, fertility, and maintenance of homeostasis (normal cell metabolism).
Some Chemical used in the Hair Relaxers:
Lye (sodium hydroxide)
Potential Products and Manufacturers:
Dark & Lovely
Soft Sheen-Carson, LLC
Crème of Nature
Strenght of Nature, LLC
Just for Me
Call our office today or fill out a free case evaluation if you believe that you meet all of the above criteria for possible compensation.